Faculty Senate

154 Administration Bldg.
Memphis, TN 38152-3370
Office: 901.678.2512
Fax: 901.678.4188


January 26, 2010


2009-2010 Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture

Members of the university community are cordially invited to attend the 2009-2010 Marcus W. Orr Faculty Senate Lecture by Dr. Mary Burgan, author of What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education. Dr. Burgan, who is professor emerita at Indiana University and a former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, will discuss issues of shared governance and faculty involvement in university decisions in a talk entitled “A Perfect Union: Shared Governance in Higher Education.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, February 4, in Room 123 of the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow and Dr. Burgan will be available to sign copies of her book.

Dr. Burgan considers faculty governance to be a major issue in higher education in 2010, especially in times of economic downturn. She will suggest in her lecture that “decisions can be cooperative without being inefficient and that debate can be vigorous without leading to impasse or unworkable compromise.”

Further information concerning the lecture and Dr. Burgan is available online or by contacting the office of the Faculty Senate at 678-2512.

Jeffrey S. Berman
President, Faculty Senate

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